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Lisbela e o Prisioneiro (2003)

Lisbela is a young woman who loves going to the movies. Leléu is a con man, going from town to town selling all sort of things and performing as master of ceremonies for some cheesy numbers... See full summary »

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Tenente Guedes
Aramis Trindade ...
Jurado
Bruno Garcia ...
Douglas
Carlos Casagrande ...
Mocinho (seriado)
Cláudio Perotto ...
Vilão (seriado)
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Heloísa Périssé ...
Prazeres
Paula Lavigne ...
Samara / Monga, a Mulher Gorila (as Laura P.)
Lívia Falcão ...
Francisquinha
Luisa Arraes ...
Dama de honra (as Luiza Arraes)
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Frederico Evandro
Michelle Birkheuer ...
Mocinha (seriado)
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Leléu
Tadeu Mello ...
Cabo Citonho
Virginia Cavendish ...
Inaura
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Lisbela is a young woman who loves going to the movies. Leléu is a con man, going from town to town selling all sort of things and performing as master of ceremonies for some cheesy numbers, such as the woman who gets transformed into a gorilla. He gets involved with Linaura, a sexy and beautiful woman who happens to be the wife of the most frightening hitman of the place. The hitman finds out his wife's affair and goes after Leléu, who has to leave in a hurry. In another town, he meets and falls instantly in love with Lisbela, who is engaged to Douglas, a hillbilly who tries hard to pass for a cosmopolitan Rio de Janeiro dweller. Written by lukejoplin@infolink.com.br

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$956,063 (Brazil) (22 August 2003)
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits run over an audience leaving a movie theater, tying in with Leléu and Lisbela's last dialogue. As expected, a couple stays until the end. See more »

Connections

References Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) See more »

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Espumas ao Vento
Written by Accioly Neto
Performed by Elza Soares
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A must-see comedy!

The Brazilian film industry is growing fast, bringing to the audience outstanding stories and visuals. Lisbela e o Prisioneiro is an example of this growth. It is a hilarious "northeastern" comedy, with great performances from Selton Mello and Debora Falabella. The script also helped the actors in their performances, which is full of very funny lines. The director Guel Arraes did a superb job directing the cast and choosing his camera angles. The editing was also fast, adding a good pace to the whole movie. Another great choice was the soundtrack. It fits the story and the characters like a glove. It is definitively a must-see comedy.


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